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How Many Sessions of Emsculpt Neo Do I Need?

Anyone ready to get rid of stubborn or unwanted body fat, build and chisel their muscles or sculpt their body to give it the curves it deserves should consider Emsculpt NEO. It’s the latest cosmetic procedure that’s ahead of its time, and it’s highly effective at sculpting and toning the body and building muscles.


Patients can schedule Emsculpt NEO sessions whenever it’s convenient for them. Each Emsculpt NEO session takes 30 minutes or less to complete. The best thing about it is that it requires no downtime. As popular as the procedure is, some questions remain about its effectiveness and the number of sessions necessary to achieve desired results permanently.

Continue reading to learn more about how many sessions of Emsculpt NEO are ideal for your circumstances.

How Does Emsculpt NEO Work?

To many, Emsculpt NEO sounds too good to be true. Partially because there’s no other procedure like it that can deliver the same caliber of results. Emsculpt NEO is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes non-invasive high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to encourage the muscles in the treatment area to contract up to 20,000 times in a single session.

That’s a whopping 667 contractions a minute, similar to the number of contractions experienced during intense bodybuilding or heavy weight lifting exercises. Patients don’t have to commit to extreme exercise or bodybuilding practices in hopes of results.

The procedure is much more effective than working out. Thanks to its HIFEM technology, Emsculpt NEO works and activates 100 percent of the muscles in the treatment area, whereas regular exercise only activates up to 50 percent of the muscles worked. Also, Emsculpt NEO delivers results much faster than conventional practices or its predecessor Emsculpt and alternative measures.

Emsculpt NEO Sessions: What to Expect

The procedure is ideal for those who are in good shape and not in need of significant weight loss. Even those wanting extra definition and tone in the abdomen or thighs, sculpted arms, or firmer buttocks with a lift but unable to achieve them with exercise or dieting alone can benefit from Emsculpt NEO.

Each Emsculpt session takes 30 minutes to complete. To start, patients require a minimum of four sessions. However, additional sessions may be necessary depending on the area of the body treated. Each Emsculpt NEO session is scheduled several days apart.

Spacing the treatment sessions at intervals helps enhance the effects of previous appointments to provide more noticeable and longer-lasting results. Patients having multiple areas of their body worked on should expect to have more sessions scheduled over an extended length of time for optimal results.

By the end of the fourth Emsculpt NEO session, patients notice dramatic improvements in physique and appearance. Many claim their Emsculpt NEO treatments give them better results than their workout and fitness routines.

How to Determine How Many Sessions of Emsculpt You’ll Need

Emsculpt NEO sessionsNo one really knows the exact number of Emsculpt NEO sessions they’ll need until they meet with a board-certified Emsculpt NEO specialist. In most cases, patients undergo an evaluation of their health and desired treatment areas. 

Potential candidates also learn what their expectations should be and of the techniques or procedures necessary to help them achieve their goals. Some individuals are able to achieve their desired outcome with the standard four sessions. Others may require more.

Regardless of the number of Emsculpt NEO sessions recommended, each one is scheduled several days apart over a set number of weeks for optimal results.

Are Maintenance Emsculpt NEO Sessions Necessary?

Each Emsculpt NEO treatment has long-lasting effects on the body. Even after the first treatment, patients notice mild muscle fatigue and soreness similar to an intense workout. The primary difference is they don’t need to worry about post-workout or recovery malaise. Emsculpt NEO patients enjoy all the physical benefits of working out and exercising without lifting any weights or going to the gym to put in the hard work.

Still, some want to maintain the improvements in their muscles and physiques indefinitely. Emsculpt NEO is the most effective procedure of its kind that delivers unmatchable results. But, the treatment is not so advanced to completely halt the effects of aging. Many individuals scheduled maintenance sessions to maintain their appearances and prevent the effects of aging from compromising their looks.

Because some find the lure of Emsculpt NEO hard to resist, Daniel Behroozan, MD, FAAD, FACMS, recommends for patients to have no more than one maintenance Emsculpt NEO session every six or so to preserve their results. Patients should also develop healthy dieting and exercise habits to avoid unwanted body fat, a loss of muscle tone or mass, and other issues that could diminish their treatment’s effects prematurely.

Aging is unstoppable and impacts some people more than others. Those who are not interested in showing their age on their skin and bodies should consider how Emculpt NEO and other cosmetic or body procedures, such as dermal injections, skin rejuvenation, and more, can help them beat the aging process.

To learn more about Emsculpt NEO or schedule your consultation, so you get started on your physical transformation, contact the Dermatology Institute of Southern California today!

Dr. Daniel Behroozan, MD, is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs, Dermatologic, and Laser Cosmetic Surgeon specializing in Emsculpt NEO, Morpheus 8, and more.

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